Thursday, February 16, 2012

Even the Best Laid Plans...

...Can go awry. Seriously horribly awry.

Oy! I know I haven't been posting much lately. There are multiple reasons, but I'm here now. And that's what matters, right? Lol.

This week marks 8 weeks until the cruise, and the beginning of my 5x/week cardio plan... best laid plans most assuredly have gone awry. I woke early Monday, hit the gym, got in my 30 minutes on the elliptical - simple steady state to a jammin' playlist, got off, stretched, and walked out to my car when my sciatic nerve pinched. Uh oh. Back home, I spent a few extra minutes under the hot water, but no joy... a couple hours later as I lifted some boxes at work - BAM! Full sciatic pinch. Dagnabbit! Ice and Icy-Hot for 48 hours, then this morning I switched to heat - it's better, not better enough that I can do cardio ($%#@!) but I can walk upright.

Seriously. The universe is trying to teach me something, I'm sure, but if it could be just a bit clearer that would be helpful.

My shoulder is doing better - the shot seems to have helped. I still can't use that arm, but the gnawing pain every moment of every day is greatly diminished. I go back tomorrow. We'll see what the expert says.

The Recipe For Fitness Case Study has wrapped. The gals did incredible. Right through the holidays, and forward - they each succeeded in ways that awe me. You can check them out here and I encourage you to read each of their transformations and journal posts. These are truly amazing women and I feel honored to have been part of their journeys.


  1. Hang in there Chelle!! One day at a time:) I have been out of sorts since my mother passed 1-17-12,questioning the universe too!! They say everything happens for a reason(ya right)STAY STRONG..-Kaii528

    1. My heart goes out to you in your loss. You're right... one day, one step, one breath at a time. This too shall pass, yes? You stay strong too... My heart and thoughts are with you.